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  • Knox Nursery Earns Veriflora® Certification for its Sustainable Growing Practices

    Knox Nursery, a top 100 young plant producer and finished annual grower, recently received Veriflora Certification for its sustainable growing practices. The 150 million young plants and 6 million 4-inch annuals the company produces each ...


    By SCS Global Services

  • VEPOWER to break ground on bio-energy nursery

    VEPOWER Limited is to break ground on their new nursery in Southern Europe. The nursery will bring on Jatropha curcas saplings to be dispatched to plantations around the World.  The plants will be grown from seed of known provenance and cultivated for resilience and hardiness.  The nursery will work on organic principles to aid conscientious growers in their sustainability endeavours. ...

  • Growing cucumber and sweet pepper in water efficient zero emission greenhouse

    Regulations to reduce the emission of nutrients and pesticides force the horticultural industry to adopt a new approach to water management. Is a zero-emission greenhouse feasible? Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture is currently testing the zero emission greenhouse. In this zero emission greenhouse all drain water is re-used. In the reference greenhouse occasional ...

  • State of progress of the IOC project to increase the economic yield of the genetic olive resources through the creation of pilot demonstration nurseries

    In the framework of its programme of activities for the first semester of 2016, at a project mid-term evaluation meeting with the Common Fund for Commodities (CFC), the project implementing agency (Tunisian Olive Tree Institute) and the collaborating centres (the National Institute of Agricultural Research of Morocco (INRA), the Technical Institute for Fruit Tree and Vine Growing of Algeria ...

  • Sunflower Shrimp uses our folding frame tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing operation

    Bob and Deb Daniels recently purchased three tanks for their indoor shrimp-growing business, Sunflower Shrimp, in Oxford, KS, and they sent us some fantastic pictures showing us the unique way in which they are using our Husky portable tanks. Check out their letter about their new tanks below: Bonnie, As promised, attached I have included some pictures of the Husky tanks we have ...


    By Husky Portable Containment

  • USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Create New Economic Opportunities and Grow Markets in Local Communities

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA will invest $52 million in grants to support America's specialty crop producers through the 2013 Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) Program awards. The funding includes 54 block grants to U.S. states and territories that will support 694 initiatives nationwide. These grants will assist producers of fresh fruits and vegetables and help ...

  • British tomatoes - the best of the best!

    2014 has just witnessed the 9th Tastiest Tomato Competition, sponsored by Marks and Spencer, organised by the British Tomato Growers’ Association and held at the National Fruit Show in Kent. Staged towards the end of the British tomato season, there was no shortage of entries in four separate classes at the show, ranging from tiny cherries to juicy beefsteaks, proof of the skill of British ...


    By Tomato Growers Association

  • Savings made from a true IPM approach

    The benefits of taking a hands on approach to pest management are being realised by one strawberry growing business in Essex. Paul Roberts, co-founder and partner of Ashdown Nursery, established nearly 30 years ago, now grows approximately 160,000 strawberry plants in greenhouses covering 1.6 hectares. All produce is marketed through Berry Gardens, a Kent based co-operative, whom Ashdown Nursery ...


    By Certis UK

  • Pedro Torres and Horticultorres Introduces New FibreDust Products in Mexico

    In the summer of 2015, Pedro Torres Plaza founded Horticultorres S. de R.L. de C.V., a new company active in the field providing horticultural supplies and consulting to the Mexican greenhouse industry. Before the start of Horticultorres, Torres, an entrepreneur, realized early on that horticulture was his passion. After graduating from ITESM, campus Queretaro as an Agronomist, ...


    By FibreDust LLC

  • Vineland researchers develop new propagation trays

    Vineland Research and Innovation Centre (Vineland) is revolutionizing propagation  systems for the nursery sector through a tray design supporting superior tree root  growth. There is an increasing demand for container tree seedling production  – plug trays  – in North America and a greater focus on higher quality root architecture. Many  current propagation ...

  • Cool Planet partners with J.R. Simplot Company to distribute innovative Cool Terra® Engineered Biocarbon™ product to improve soil health

    Cool Planet is proud to announce a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Company, one of the largest privately held agricultural companies in the nation. Simplot will serve as a distributor for Cool Terra throughout the Western United States and portions of the Midwest. Simplot will commit resources to support and sell the Cool Terra product in production and specialty-crop ...


    By Cool Planet

  • 5 Blueberry Bush Frost Protection Tips and Tricks

    Early March and April is prime season for growing and cultivating blueberry plants and bushes, but are also reminders that the last hints of winter could pop up at any time. Sudden drops in temperature are bad news for blueberry growers, as frost can severely damage blueberry bushes and buds. Learn about five helpful tips and tricks for blueberry bush frost protection in the early months of ...


    By Avian Enterprises, LLC

  • Zio Fungicide, Developed by AgBiome, Receives EPA Registration

    High efficacy fungicide for the turf and ornamental market AgBiome announces today Zio™ fungicide has been approved by the EPA. This new biological fungicide will be marketed by SePRO and was developed by AgBiome, Inc.  “SePRO’s knowledge of the turf and ornamental market and expertise in commercializing products make them the perfect partner to bring our first ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • AgBiome Innovations and SePRO Enter Commercial Business Partnership

    AgBiome Innovations today announced a new partnership with SePRO Corporation to combine their strengths to offer an innovative biological product to the turf and ornamental market. The first product, a highly effective, broad-spectrum fungicide, is expected to be available for applications in early 2017. “Our ever-growing collection of sequenced microbes, combined with AgBiome’s ...


    By AgBiome, Inc.

  • Premier Tech makes another acquisition in Europe

    Premier Tech is pleased to announce the acquisition of its partner Falienor, French leader in the formulation of growing media whose head office is located in Vivy, France. With this acquisition, Premier Tech integrates the renowned expertise of some 110 skilled team members to its European team which is now close to 450. This transaction allows Premier Tech to increase its global ...


    By Premier Tech Aqua

  • Countries celebrate World Olive Day with IOC grants

    In order to bring the IOC closer to its member countries and increase the visibility of the Organisation, on 2 September the Executive Secretariat published a call for proposals for grants to co-finance celebrations of World Olive Day (26 November) in IOC member countries. The idea is to set up an annual celebration of World Olive Day across all member countries, through simultaneous events ...

  • 104th Regular Session of the IOC Council of Members

    The Council of Members of the International Olive Council (IOC) held its 104th Regular Session at the headquarters of the Organisation (Calle Principe de Vergara 154) in Madrid, from 21 to 25 November 2016. For this session, representatives of the 16 member countries of the IOC (Albania, Algeria, Argentina, Egypt, the European Union, Iraq, Israel, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, ...

  • Federal, state, local partners clean up toxic WWII era greenhouse to create affordable housing, jobs

    A former Bay Area nursery site once contaminated with pesticides, is now being cleaned up to pave the way for new housing and open space. The project will create about 300 ‘green jobs’ in construction and remediation in the San Francisco Bay Area. Richmond Mayor Gayle McLaughlin will be joined today by Keith Takata, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Regional Administrator, ...

  • Much-in-demand common sole can now be reproduced all year round

    Common sole in the North Sea only spawns in April and May. Because the next generation of this much-in-demand fish cannot be reproduced well in captivity, it cannot be raised profitably in fish farms. However, researchers at IMARES Wageningen UR managed to select the conditions for farm-raised sole in such a way that the fish started reproducing even outside the season. By selecting the right ...

  • First raisin grape that dries naturally on vine developed

    Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists in California have developed a new raisin grape that dries naturally on the vine, making it unnecessary for growers to cut into the woody “canes” connecting the grapes to the mother vine weeks before harvest. For mechanically harvested raisin grapes like Thompson Seedless, growers have to cut the canes each summer, usually about 2 weeks ...

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